Fishermen from Teulada Moraira on Spain’s Costa Blanca catch a tuna weighing almost 200 kilos
With the reopening of tuna fishing, large species have started arriving at the ports of Marina Alta. Initially, professional fishermen have the opportunity to catch the heaviest tuna, followed by a later period open to amateurs and recreational fishermen. However, fishing is limited to a maximum number per boat.
Recently, a group of fishermen from Teulada Moraira caught a 187-kilogram tuna. The arrival of the specimen at the port and its unloading attracted the attention of dozens of locals and tourists in the area.
Tuna fishing in the region has faced concerns over sustainability and overfishing in other parts of the world, such as the Indian Ocean. Organizations like Marks & Spencer and environmental groups have called for restrictions on harmful fishing methods, including the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs), which contribute to the overfishing of yellowfin tuna .
In the Pacific Ocean, the conservation of Pacific bluefin tuna has been a focus. Measures have been proposed to limit the commercial catch of Pacific bluefin tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean from 2022 to 2024. These regulations aim to satisfy obligations as a member of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission .
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